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physostomous

[ fahy-sos-tuh-muhs ]
/ faɪˈsɒs tə məs /
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adjective Ichthyology.
having the mouth and air bladder connected by an air duct.
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Origin of physostomous

First recorded in 1885–90; physo- + -stomous
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British Dictionary definitions for physostomous

physostomous
/ (faɪˈsɒstəməs) /

adjective
(of fishes) having a duct connecting the air bladder to part of the alimentary canalCompare physoclistous

Word Origin for physostomous

C19: from Greek phusa bladder + -stomous, from stoma mouth
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